Arabelle Tillet

August 1, 1952October 23, 2018
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Ms. Arabelle Tillet, of Miami, Florida, born on August 1, 1952 in Brownsville, Texas, to the late Ernestina Reilly and the late Eduardo Tillet, passed away at age 66 on October 23, 2018 in Kingsland, Georgia. Arabelle graduated from Webster University with a master's degree in Management and Leadership. She was in the Real Estate industry at ATP Realty as a broker until retiring in 2018 and taught Real Estate at FSCJ until retiring in 2018. Arabelle was preceded in death by her sister, Yvette Barrett. She is survived and greatly missed by her son, David Pedrianes; daughter, Cristina Tacettin; brother, Eddie Tillet; sister, Tina Bridges; and friends, Tess Abreu, Kim Evans, and Jan Ross. She enjoyed crochet, gardening, and travel. She was a member of Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church as well as the North East Florida Associaton of Realtors. Friends and family can pay their respects at the wake, officiated by Father John Reynolds, on Tuesday, October 30 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Hardage-Giddens Chapel Hills Funeral Home, 850 St Johns Bluff Road North, Jacksonville, Florida, 32225. A funeral service will also take place, officiated by Father John Reynolds, on Wednesday, October 31 at 11:00 a.m. at Hardage-Giddens Chapel Hills Funeral Home. Please Sign the guestbook at HARDAGE-GIDDENS, CHAPEL HILLS FUNERAL HOME, 850 St Johns Bluff Road North is serving the family.


  • Visitation Tuesday, October 30, 2018
  • Prayer Service Tuesday, October 30, 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, October 31, 2018

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Kelly Hernandez

October 31, 2018

I wish we could have made it to Aunt Arabelle's services. My thoughts and prayers are with the whole family during this difficult time. Aunt Arabelle was a caring and strong person, who I admire. I love and miss her, but I'm glad she's not sick anymore, and she's in a better place. Aunt Arabelle sent me this cute picture of her & my Mom a while back ago. Aunt Arabelle is on the right, & my Mom Yvette is on the left. It was taken when they were teenagers. I'm sure Aunt Arabelle, my Mom and Grandparents are happy they're all together again.

Cristina Tacettin

October 30, 2018

Arabelle is my dear mom, and I will be forever grateful for everything she’s done for me. She’s always been very cheerful and outgoing, making friends and talking to people everywhere she went. She was a great mom who was always there for me, whether it was just catching up on the phone or celebrating major milestones. She loved her family and friends very much and would do anything to help others. I love her and miss her so much!

Jan Ross

October 29, 2018

To my dear friend Arabelle,
Over the years that we have known each other you have blessed me not only with your friendship, but kindness, generosity, and your wonderful, positive outlook on life. I learned so many things from you, and looked to you as my mentor and " big sister". We had our fun times at Borell's eating wings and playing keno with friends. In the end, when things got tough, never once did I hear you complain. You kept that beautiful smile on your face right til the end. You will be dearly missed by me and so many, many more. Forever in my heart. Thank you for your friendship.
Love you Arabelle,

Eddie Tillet

October 29, 2018

To my loving sister Arabelle, who after 60 years corrected me on how to pronounce her name correctly. "Arabelle!" Arabelle loved life and always was able to see the good no matter what the circumstances where. Her positive outlook on life always guided her in good times and in not so good times. Arabelle was always there for me, my sisters and all of her family, friends, and loved ones. I will forever miss her compassion, her fun loving demeanor, and her ability to comfort in times of need. Arabelle, you will be missed but never forgotten! Love Eddie

Tess Abreu

October 27, 2018

Arabelle and I remained friends no matter where we lived, for thirty years. During that time we shared even at a distance so many happy and sometimes sad memories together with our families. We will miss her fun loving nature, her compassion, her loyalty and her "being there" for us in times of need. Arabelle was the best of friends. From my family to Arabelle's family, our love and sincere sympathy.

Tina Bridges

October 27, 2018

Its never easy losing your mother ,sister and best friend in life. Arabelle was all of that to me throughout our life. I was always able to come to her with anything and we shared all our ups n downs with each other. I find comfort knowing she is now at peace in the hands of the lord !We gained another angel to watch all over us! My sister was a cheerleader, a gymnast ,a lead singer in a band, realtor broker , professor and the most important role A Mother who loved her children with all her heart. She will be forever missed and I will always be there for you Cristina and David !